Aihole and Pattadakkal are tow different group of monuments between Hampi and Badami in Karnataka in South India. Both group of monuments are just at a distance of 10 kms from each other and are historically important monuments of Chalukya Empire.
Ancient medieval Hindu temples of Aihole are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and goddess Durga and were constructed between 4th and 12 century AD. The Durga Temple, The Lad Khan Temple, Gaudargudi Temple and a large Step Well are the most iconic architectural monuments. These temples not only have statues of Hindu deities but also includes scenes from daily life, including amorous couple in courtship and kama scenes.
Pattadakal Or Place of Coronation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in South India in Karanataka just about 25 Kms from Badamai and 10 kms from Aihole. Hindu and Jain temples of 7th and 8th century AD were used for coronation ceremonies by Chaklukya empire. It is at Pattadakal where a fusion of Northern and Dravidian architecture started. The temples are adorned with intricate carvings and have inscriptions from Hindu religious texts. Veerupaksha Temple, Galagnath Temple , Chandrashekhar Temple are exquisite example of the confluence of two style of architectures.